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There's a Town in Texas called White Settlement?!

 
 
Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 07:19 am
Library cat's pending eviction splits Texas town

What other racist and/or bigoted town names are there? Let's make this an alphabetical word game.

I'll start AboriginesMustGoVille.

Who has a prospective town or city name starting with a B (etc...)?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 07:25 am
I don't know White Settlement's history, but such towns are usually named after a person. If it were named after E B White, it would not be racist at all.
saab
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 07:39 am
@edgarblythe,
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/us/a-town-with-a-provocative-name-says-no-to-change.html
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 08:21 am
@saab,

Thanks Saab. (Mixed feelings of course...) Shocked Laughing Embarrassed
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 09:29 am
@tsarstepan,
From Wiki....

The name of White Settlement originated as a result of there being two settlements in the area: one occupied predominantly by Native Americans (near where Fort Worth is located today), and the other one being occupied by white settlers. The latter settlement received the name "White Settlement" as a way to distinguish itself from the Native American settlement. The city was incorporated in 1941.[8]

Jesus, it wasn't even about African Americans.

I see nothing wrong with this name at all. Why don't we put on the agenda changing the name of Sioux City, Chicasaw, etc.

There are towns in the U.S. named Black, Blackman, China Township, Frenchtown, etc. etc.

There are now ghost towns that were established by NA's and blacks named Canadian Colored and similar. They were established by and for blacks. They've disappeared only because people moved out of the area.

I'm much more concerned about the destiny of poor Browser.

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saab
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:10 am
@tsarstepan,
Political correctness is not always correct. This is a historical name and take it for what it is.
There are some real funny names in Germany of small places.
I will translate a couple of them
If USA is too big move to Kleinamerika Small America
If you want to move far away go to Nordpol or Lapland
Then there are Unterneger, Mittelneger and Oberneger
Under, middle and over
Pixel sounds if it is in Silicon Valley:
Wonder what they are specialists in in Pomologie
Unterkaka and Oberkaka. Kids´language overshit and undershit.
There are many many more









Die Rentierherden kommen aus Deutschland!




Welche Hierachie ist das denn?




Hier wohnen die Leute, die in den 80ern politisch aktiv waren:



Das deutsche Silicon Valley:



Hier wird sich nur mit Obstbaumkunde beschäftigt:



Sitz der Finanzverwaltung:



In dieser Jahreszeit fällt der Presse immer ne Menge ein:



Kindergartenfäkalsprache:



Das kann jedem mal passieren:



Wenn ich zuhause bin, bin ich...



Welche Industrie ist hier ansässig?

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:24 am
@saab,
saab wrote:
Then there are Unterneger, Mittelneger and Oberneger
Under, middle and over
Pixel sounds if it is in Silicon Valley:
Wonder what they are specialists in in Pomologie
"Ober-" means 'upper'. Neger is the name of a small river (3.95 km long).
Neger has the same origin as another river, Neckar, namely the Celtic language (proto-european: nik = violent, evil, fast river. A couple of hundred years ago, both the Neckar and the Neger had the very same names: Nicarus > Neccarus > Necker.

The other German you posted is ... well, copied from somewhere
snood
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:28 am
Lost Coon Lake in Flathead County, Montana was given this better, more PC name (?) in the 1980's. It was originally Nigger Lake.
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:47 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Yes it was copied
http://meinmumuland.de.tl/LUSTIGE-ORTSNAMEN.htm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 12:00 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
As an aside: "Neger", German for 'balck person', only got this meaning from the end of the 18th century onwards. Before , it just meant "black" (in the educated language), from the French négre (Latin niger). [The word for a black person had been "Mohr".]
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2016 03:50 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
In one of my favorite italian police procedurals*, Almost Blue, by Carlo Lucarelli, set in Bologna, the protagonist is rookie police detective Grazia Negro.
Her last name? Just a word for Black. Good book, by the way, according to me.

*(available translated, as it would now take me quite a while to read/translate it myself)
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